Another week has passed and my students continue to impress me. Teaching is hard, but when you have a group like I do that is so willing, eager, and receptive, it sure does make it easier… and fun! This week we’re covering the cell cycle and mitosis. You may remember this from middle school or high school when you learned how cells divide and multiply… at the same time! So of course with cells splitting, I just had to give these kiddos a chance to write their best break-up letter. Yep. They took on the role of a cell going through mitosis and had to “break-up” with their significant other.
It was sad, it was a little messy, but, in the end, it had to be done.
A larger compilation of the letters can be found here.
Of course at the end of this, I had to express my concern to the kids that I felt like they had way too much experience in this area. On a more serious note, how awesome! Again this week, students were sharing with one another, enjoying writing, asking questions (What’s it called again when they have a full set of chromosomes?), reading through their notes, and looking up information to include. I am one proud teacher! I have been so pleased with my choice of research and implementation this semester. I feel like students are truly writing for a purpose in my class, enjoying it, and learning from it. What more could I ask for?